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Dyffryn Ardudwy £495,000

Property Features

Dyffryn Ardudwy, Merionethshire, LL44 2EL
Reception Rooms:2

Contact Agent

1a Tyn Celyn, Sarn Hir
LL45 2HN
Tel: 01341 475000

About the Property

An exciting opportunity to realise a lifestyle dream of coastal living and working in the heart of the community within the Snowdonia National Park.

This profitable well established general store with Post Office counter (optional) plus 2 residential apartments, garden and garage is a very attractive proposition for anyone wishing to live and work by the sea. Already a thriving profitable business there is considerable potential for future growth and improvement

Fox’s offers the potential for new owners to run a profitable local shop which has been providing an essential service to the community for the last 80 years. Two recently refurbished stylish apartments above provide plentiful owner accommodation or an additional income stream. In addition there is a rear garden and balcony, parking and a garage.

Located in a very prominent position on the High Street of this popular coastal village in a beautiful region known affectionately as the “Welsh Riveria” it is ideally situated for both local and passing trade. The village benefits from both a thriving local community and popular tourist trade and is close to sandy beaches, mountains and river walks. There are parking spaces directly in front of the shop and the neighbouring playground is planned to be converted to a short stay carpark. The busy High Street has other retail units, an art gallery and cafes.

There is a contemporary stock including a wide variety of grocery products to suit a range of tastes and dietary requirements, an off licence, a newsagents, high quality cards and stationary and a Post Office counter. There is plenty of scope to further increase the profitability of this thriving store.

Fox’s presents a unique opportunity for those wishing to turn their dreams into reality and we recommend viewing at the earliest opportunity to see how easily those dreams could be realised.

***Note: The PO counter is a lucrative but entirely optional operation***

  • General Store, PO and residential accommodation
  • Profitable business with scope for future growth and multiple income streams
  • In the heart of a coastal community
  • Walking distance of sea and mountains
  • 2 spacious apartments
  • Garden, parking and double garage
  • Sea views from Apartment 1
  • Loyal customer base plus considerable tourist trade
  • Prominent High Street location

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Property Details

Retail Premises

12.9 (max) x 11.3 (max) (42'3" (max) x 37'0" (max)
The retail premises is triple fronted and attractively fitted with high end bespoke fixtures and fittings including oak shelving units which are included in the sale. The shop area is approximately 146 sqm and consists of well designed display areas, a large retail counter in addition to the secure PO counter and refrigeration units. There is air conditioning and full CCTV installed. In addition there is an internal stock room and large staff room/office with kitchen and separate WC facilities. There is an additional store room and access to the rear.

If desired there can also be direct access to Apartment 1 from the shop floor.

Prospective buyers are advised that the Post Office operation is extremely profitable but is entirely optional and new operators will require Post Office approval in order to continue this operation.

Staff Room/Office

4.3 x 3.9 (14'1" x 12'9")
The large staff room has kitchen facilities and office areas. A door leads to the WC.


1.5 x 1.8 (4'11" x 5'10")
With white suite comprising of low level WC and hand basin.

Apartment 1

With a discrete entrance door on the ground floor to the side of Fox's and access also via the balcony to the rear, the apartment is fully self contained and also has the facility to be directly connected to the shop floor if required. This lovely spacious apartment benefits from a large lounge/diner, 2 bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom and sea views from the windows to the front.

Entrance Hall and Stairs Apt 1

A ground floor door to the side of the property opens to the entrance hall way and private staircase to the lounge/diner. There is also a doorway to the retail shop floor (currently blocked off). In addition French doors from the balcony open into bedroom 1 providing direct access from the garden and parking to the rear.

Lounge/Diner Apt 1

4.18 x 6.8 (13'8" x 22'3")
Spacious and light with sea views from the window to the front extending over village cottages and roof tops over to Bardsey island. This is a lovely room with exposed painted feature stone walling and electric fire within feature fireplace.

Kitchen Apt 1

3.16 x 3.42 (10'4" x 11'2")
With a range of wall and base units, space for a five ring range style cooker, space and plumbing for a dishwasher. There is light wood effect laminate flooring, recessed spotlights, built in storage cupboards and sea views from the window to the front.

Bedroom 1 Apt 1

2.73 x 3.3 (8'11" x 10'9")
A double bedroom with French doors opening onto the balcony.

Bedroom 2 Apt 1

2.5 x 4.5 (8'2" x 14'9")
A further double bedroom with window to the rear and a range of built in wardrobes and cupboards which include power and venting for a tumble drier.

Bathroom Apt 1

3.2 x 2.2 (10'5" x 7'2")
With white suite comprising of low level WC, hand basin and large shower cubicle. With light wood effect laminate flooring, part tiled walls, two heated towel rails and two large built in cupboards. A window to the rear provides lots of natural light.

Apartment 2

Also fully self contained with door off the balcony to the rear, this large apartment has 2 double bedrooms, lounge/diner, kitchen and bathroom. Note: this apartment is subject to a 106 Local Occupancy Agreement.

Entrance Hall Apt 2

A private entrance door off the balcony opens to the spacious entrance hall with doors off to the accommodation. There is wood effect laminate flooring and recessed spotlights and a door entry system.

Lounge/Diner Apt 2

4.5 x 5.2 (14'9" x 17'0")
A spacious lounge/diner with feature exposed stone walling, recessed spotlights and electric fire in surround. A archway leads to the kitchen. A large window to the front looks over village cottages, roof tops and stone chapel.

Kitchen Apt 2

2.95 x 1.8 (9'8" x 5'10")
A well equipped kitchen with a range of wall and base units, space for oven and hob with extractor over. With integrated freezer, integrated fridge, wood effect laminate flooring, recessed spotlights and window to the front.

Bedroom 1 Apt 2

4.0 x 2.1 (13'1" x 6'10")
A generous double bedroom with window to the rear overlooking the courtyard and garden and roof light window to the side. Fully carpeted with recessed spotlights.

Bedroom 2 Apt 2

2.93 x 3.1 (9'7" x 10'2")
A further double bedroom with wood effect laminate flooring and roof light window. There is also plumbing for a washing machine in this room.

Bathroom Apt 2

3.1 x 1.7 (10'2" x 5'6")
A large shower room with tiled floor and splash backs and a white suite comprising of low level WC, feature circular hand basin and large shower cubicle. There is a heated towel rail, built in storage cupboards and lots of light from the roof light window above.

Double Garage

4.9 x 5.8 (16'0" x 19'0")
A large double garage accessed from the courtyard with an hydraulic car lift.


To the rear of the property there is a securely gated courtyard with car parking for several cars in front of the double garage. There is a small garden with some fruit trees and steps lead up to a large balcony which runs along the front of both the apartments and provides access to both. There is ample room on this balcony for seating areas and although shared at the moment could be divided to have private spaces for both. There are also two large external stores.
Plenty of electric lights to light up the pathway to Apartment 2 and around the external space.

Additional Information

The property is connected to mains electricity, water and drainage. Apartment 2 is separately metered for all services. Apartment 1 is separately metered for electricity but shares the water meter with the shop premises although a separate water metering could be installed if required. There is full double glazing throughout and heating is electric.

There is parking for customers directly in front of the shop and we understand that the neighbouring playground is about to be converted to a short stay carpark providing even more parking for visiting customers.

Financial details are available on request.


Included in the sale is the Freehold of the shop which encompasses the two leaseholds for the apartments. The apartments are leasehold and have approximately 990 years remaining on the 999 year leases and any extensions to lease are entirely within the control of the new owner who will be the Freeholder. Apartment 2 is subject to a 106 local occupancy agreement and further details regarding this can be obtained from the Estate Agents.
As the leaseholds of the apartments are included within the Freehold there is no ground rent or service charge currently chargeable for the apartments.

The general store is registered for business rates and qualifies for the business rates exemption scheme and the two apartments are both Council Tax A.

Dyffryn Ardudwy and the Surroundings

Fox's is located on a prominent position on the High Street of the charming village of Dyffryn Ardudwy which lies between Harlech and Barmouth in Gwynedd, North Wales. Dyffryn sits on the narrow coastal strip between the glorious sandy beaches of Cardigan Bay to the west and the foothills of Snowdonia to the east. It is fabulous walking country with rolling hills, golden sands and wooded valleys to be explored. The landscape is full of history and the village attracts visitors seeking relaxing beaches, walking and ancient settlements and historical artefacts. This village offers good local shops, cafes, pubs and an art gallery. The surrounding area has an exciting array of wildlife and birds including soaring buzzards and red kites.

The bustling town of Harlech is just 4 miles away, dominated by its majestic 13th century castle which is a World Heritage Site. Popular with golfers due to its famous Royal St. David's course, Harlech also boasts an excellent variety of amenities including restaurants and shops. The nearby resort of Barmouth offers an amazing Panorama Walk with breathtaking views and also a harbour from which you can enjoy a ferry to Fairbourne for a ride on the miniature railway or a boat trip out to sea to try mackerel fishing.

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